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White-knuckling can never get you where you want to go. But grace can.

You already know because you’ve tried: repeated attempts to earn God’s love and approval get you nowhere and leave you exhausted. When performance taints our relationship with him, the Christian life can turn into an unholy hustle. It was never meant to be like this.

In Saving the Saved, Pastor Bryan Loritts reveals the astonishing truth that God doesn’t want your spiritual scorekeeping. He simply wants your surrender. The punchline of the gospel of Matthew is just that—a message of grace and performance-free love to do-good, try-harder Jews who thought they had to earn their way into God’s favor. It’s an ancient message, yet it can be a lifeline to us today as we live in a world of performance metrics. Just as Matthew wrote to the Jews in his gospel, we were never meant to flounder under the pressures and anxieties of show Christianity. Make no mistake: we are called to live in obedience, but Jesus wants us to save us from the illusion that our actions can ever earn God’s acceptance of us.

In Pastor Bryan’s relevant, uncompromising style, Saving the Saved proclaims the good news that once the pressure is off to perform, we are free to abide. Beyond the man-made rules and the red tape, there is a God who knows you by name. Come and meet him as you’ve never known him before.

  • "Bryan Loritts is a highly gifted communicator of grace. This book can be your next step into a more grace-filled life."
    — John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church and author of All the Places to Go
  • "In Saving the Saved, Bryan cuts to the heart of what the gospel is all about, offering good news not just to sinners but to the self-righteous as well."
    — Jon Tyson, founding pastor of Trinity Grace Church, New York City
  • "Bryan Loritts has given you and me a biblically rooted escape from our never-ending quest to equate who we are with what we do."
    — Kara Powell, PhD, executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and coauthor of Growing Young
  • "Saving the Saved invites us to move beyond our addiction to self-reliance and swim anew in the ocean of God’s unmerited love."
    — Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition
  • "If you’re looking for an investigative journey into the practicality and profundity of the power of pure, performance-less love, welcome to the ride!"
    — Kenneth C. Ulmer, DMin, PhD, pastor-teacher of Faithful Central Bible Church, Los Angeles
  • "In a fresh, relevant, and authentic style, Bryan Loritts helps those of us who are driven, performance-oriented Christians to experience the rest, freedom, and love God longs for us to share."
    — Chip Ingram, teaching pastor of Living on the Edge and author of True Spirituality
  • "Saving the Saved isn’t so much a book as a window giving a direct view into the heart of the gospel."
    — Albert Tate, founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia (California)

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